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Said Noor, a former U.S. Army soldier and interpreter in Afghanistan, had moved to Houston after getting a special immigrant visa in 2014. Go Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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A Family's Escape From The Taliban Came Down To A Code Phrase: 'Tom Brady'

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Former Afghan interpreters demonstrate in June outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. They called for the Biden administration to modify the rules and speed up the processing of U.S. visas that have been promised to Afghans who worked for the U.S. military over the past two decades. The visas are known as Special Immigrant Visas, or SIVs. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban

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